Did you know that at least 1 in 2 emails in the spam and even serious email contains tracking code? I don't like most certainly not spammers to validate that way my email address. So avoid to have your validation code send back to them. There are many ways and tools, but Port Explorer is a very nice help as well: After downloading your email, in port explorer, find the email application exe, say for instance Outlook express msimn.exe, you might have more instances if you opened emails already, find the one on top, (might be a UDP protocol) rightclick that one and in Process click the disable send. If you now wade through your emails they will look rather empty and no pretty images but what's more important the senders don't know you received and preview the stuff and much quicker then ever you get through the spam with the delete button. Stuff you might like leave that for a moment till the unwanted stuff is out of sight. TXT format messages you will see anyway. When ready, you can rightclick the process and enable send again to check the wanted emails. You'll have to for sending out your emails anyway and collect more email loads. Much safer for your privacy and let's hope it does reduce the spam after a while.